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Hiking in Cathedral Peak

Portfolio’s Lauren loses herself in the breathtaking mountains of Cathedral Peak Hotel in the Drakensberg…

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Choose the very best area for your private safari in southern Africa

For many an African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime trip. A chance to tick the Big 5 off your bucket list. But, with so many areas in Africa offering safari options, it's often hard to know where you should go to get your best safari experience...

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Island Vibes at Coco De Mer

Portfolio’s Lauren discovers island vibes and a home décor mecca at Coco De Mer in Ballito…

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Meeting Naledi at Maropeng

If you visit the Maropeng Interpretation Centre just outside Joburg from now until 11 October 2015, you'll get to see the hominid fossils which have people taking across the globe and making the front page of the New York Times just last week. Portfolio's

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A home away from home at Acorn B&B

Portfolio’s Lauren experiences a wonderfully warm, feel-at-home welcome at Acorn B&B in Durban…

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A visit to the Ardmore Ceramics factory

Portfolio's Creative Director and Resident Artist, James, recently visited the Midlands of KZN and popped in to the studio and factory of the world-famous Ardmore Ceramics...

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7 Pet friendly places in South Africa

At Portfolio we’ve noticed that one of the biggest travel trends on the rise is people traveling with their animals, especially dogs. Fortunately there are more and more Portfolio places who are happy to host furry family members…

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Finding Nemo... at the Two Oceans Aquarium

One of our youngest Portfolio ambassadors, Ivy, recently turned 2. To celebrate her mom, Heidi, took her along to the Two Oceans Aquarium to meet one of her movie idols...

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Collective nouns for African animals

How well did you pay attention in your primary school English lessons? We bet you can’t recall all of the collective nouns… so we thought we’d put together a list of 20 of the best collective nouns for African animals we came across..

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Spring flowers and stables at Hartford House

Portfolio's James recently spent a night at the glorious Hartford House in the KZN Midlands. Read more about this haven for horse-lovers here...

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Our favourite Southern African airports

As Portfolio travel ambassadors we pass through a lot of airports in our travels. But we’re lucky that in this part of the world they’re not all giant modern monstrosities that require a 2km walk through a shopping mall to get to the gate....

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Fireside family time at Fairview

Most people looking for accommodation on the eastern side of the Garden Route would normally decide to book by the beach in Plettenberg Bay or in theTsitsikamma forest. But what they don’t know is that there is another option... amongst the fynbos in The

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Show us how you live the #PortfolioLifestyle and win

We're giving all travellers, and wannabe travellers, the chance to show us how you live the #PortfolioLifestyle and then win a trip to do it in style!

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Cruising through The Crags

Our guest blogger, Jonker Fourie, recently spent a relaxing weekend at Fairview House in The Crags and during his time in the area he had a whole lot of family fun with his kids.

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Zip your way around the best ziplines in South Africa

Whether you call them ziplines, canopy tours or "foefie" slides, there's nothing that beats the adrenaline rush of flying through the air harnessed up to a cable while ziplining...

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7 Top South African bloggers share their favourite heritage attractions

Later this month South Africans' will be celebrating Heritage Day (24 September). There's a lot to celebrate about being South African, from our amazing people, wonderful wildlife and dramatic landscapes, we are proud to call this country home.

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A fun family holiday in South Africa - kid approved

Looking for some family fun on your next holiday? Recently our youngest Portfolio ambassadors embarked on an epic 16-day road trip and stayed at 8 family-friendly Portfolio establishments in South Africa...

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A stay at the historical Grand Provence Heritage Wine Estate

The winner of one of our recent competitions, Orli Barnett, recently spent a wet, wintery weekend at this historically rich wine estate in Franschhoek and shared some snapshots and stories of her stay...

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Why you should spend all your money on travel experiences

According to scientific research recently released at Cornell University in New York, the key to happiness is experiences.... travel being the best type!

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Beautiful walks and bird-watching at The Retreat at Groenfontein

The final stretch of Indi and Gia's epic family road trip was via Route 62 where they stopped for 2 nights at The Retreat at Groenfontein and enjoyed amazing walks, outdoor adventures and bird-watching in a beautiful setting.

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